Ellen Calhoun brings over 12 years of experience and a passion for parks and environmental education to Studio Outside management. She possesses expertise with visual communication and excels at creating meaningful images that clearly present complex ideas about composition, program, and people. Ellen enjoys a dedication to creating high-quality design and product. Inspired by enhancing people’s lives and experiences, Ellen strives to create designs that allow people to connect visually and cognitively with nature.
With a multi-generational family tradition of ranching and gardening in southern Missouri, Ellen’s work focuses equally on both aesthetic and pragmatic concerns. Her heritage grounds her in stewardship of the land and managing working landscapes.
When not working, Ellen enjoys renovating her 100-year-old house and escaping outdoors in her Oak Cliff neighborhood. Ellen’s work brings enthusiasm and commitment that fosters a distinctive office culture and mentorship to the company.